Web Desk: Three people were injured when a bomb went off in the south – western city of Gwadar on Wednesday, reports 24 News HD.
According to Police sources, an improvised explosive device (IED) was set up on a motorcycle parked opposite to The Razzaq Plaza on the Gwadar Airport Road. The Police attributed the blast to miscreants.
The three people who were injured are reported to belong to Lahore, Hyderabad and Gwadar respectively, and were immediately shifted to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for emergency attention. Sources report that the injured are not in any danger, however.
The shock-wave of the blast also damaged some shops in The Razzaq Plaza, where several windows were blown out. Police later on confirmed that the blast was an IED and reported that around 3 to 4 kilos of explosive material was used in the bomb.
Immediately after the blast the DIG Makran Nadeem Hussain reached the site of the blast along with the SSP Police to survey the damage. Soldiers from the Pakistan Army and members of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) Balochistan reached the site of the blast and cordoned off the area.
Army and FC personnel have also reportedly set up checkpoints along the entry and exit routes of the city to enhance security.
The Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri issued a condemnation of the incident and directed Police authorities to submit a report as soon as possible. He reassured that the evil designs of the enemies of Pakistan would never bear fruit and that the perpetrators of this heinous act of terrorism would be brought to justice.
It should be noted that Gwadar is a vital artery of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which aims to transform Pakistan’s economic and social landscape. CPEC has long been a thorn in the side of regional rival India which has openly declared its opposition to the mega project. The blast also comes days after Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death for his role in destabilizing the security situation in Baluchistan and for his ties to groups aiming to attack Pakistan.